September 18, 2013

April 27, 1984 - Scrubs

Game #241 - Boston Red Sox, 7 @ Chicago White Sox, 2

Battle of the Sox!

This one was never close for Chicago.  Spot starter Tom Brennan surrendered six hits and six walks in under five innings of play.  Strangely, Boston didn't have any extra base hits on the afternoon, but were aided by all the free passes and two errors in the fifth inning that led to five runs.

Winning Pitcher - Dennis Eckersley
Losing Pitcher - Tom Brennan
Player of the Game - Rick Miller, 2-4, R, W, 2RBI's
Hall of Famers in the Game - Wade Boggs, Jim Rice, Dennis Eckersley

Game #242 - Cleveland Indians, 4 @ Detroit Tigers, 5

This was a very fun game!

Mike Fischlin led off the top of the third with a triple.  A Tom Brookens error allowed Fischlin to score and an eventual RBI single by George Vukovich gave Cleveland a nice 2-0 lead.

With two outs in the bottom of the fourth, Detroit hit three straight singles before Marty Castillo plated two runs with a triple.  The Tigers score four runs total in the inning to give them the new lead at 4-2.  Detroit added another run in the fifth but Pat Tabler of the Indians smoked a two run homer off Roger Mason, narrowing the Tigers' lead to 5-4

In the bottom of the eighth Larry Herndon tried to score on a Brookens single for an insurance run but Brett Butler threw him out at home plate to end the rally.  In the top of the ninth Cleveland had one out with pinch runner Otis Nixon standing on second after a risky stolen base.  Julio Franco singled to left field but Kirk Gibson managed to throw out Nixon and prevent the Indians from tying the game.

Winning Pitcher - Roger Mason
Losing Pitcher - Neal Heaton
Save - Aurelio Lopez
Player of the Game - Castillo, 2-4, 2B, 3B, R, 2RBI's, threw out Butler trying to steal second

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